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Windows 7: Limewire Shut Down

26 Oct 2010   #1
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
Limewire Shut Down

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LimeWire file-sharing service shut down by US court

October 26, 2010 -- Popular online file-sharing service LimeWire was shut down by a US federal court on Tuesday following a lawsuit filed by the music industry.

The move came a little more than five months after a US judge ruled in favor of 13 music companies in a copyright infringement and unfair competition case brought against LimeWire.

LimeWire.com featured a legal notice on its home page on Tuesday stating it was "under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software."

The legal notice linked to the court order from US District Court Judge Kimba Wood ordering the closure of the service.
More at the source: LimeWire file-sharing service shut down by US court

Notice on the website:

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Legal Notice

This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal.


P2P file sharing is a major source of malware infections.


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26 Oct 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Nice share ! Thanks Corrine .. I wonder when they going to shutdown these Torrent sites like PirateBay etc.
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26 Oct 2010   #3
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I don't know, Capt.Jack. However, when they do, I know we'll see fewer people needing help in the security forums. Many of the security forums require all P2P programs to be uninstalled before assistance will be provided.
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26 Oct 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Yup .. That's true ! LimeWire and Kaaza sends out lot of virus. I had one customer got infected after installing Kaaza finally wiped everything out and did a Clean Install.
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26 Oct 2010   #5
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

How is this for timely! Just saw it on Twitter by @MSWindows: Basics for safer downloading.
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26 Oct 2010   #6
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you know what you're doing, you shouldn't be getting infected at all. I know there's keyloggers among other things hidden deep in stuff but still, you should know what you're doing before you torrent stuff

(Not saying I do or don't, but if I do, you'll never be able to prove it)




(No I dont)

(or do I?)

(No)
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26 Oct 2010   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

This ruling is of course against the distribution of the limewire software, the actual network has never been under the control of the company. This action will not actually stop the use of the P2P network, or indeed the copies of limewire software already in use.

The other issue with this action is that it does not stop any other company from filling the void in P2P software that is now present, and I believe that other software is already in place anticipating this outcome.

I do not know how this particular problem can be solved without such draconian measures as to seriously damage the usability of the internet, due to the need to check every packet transmitted for content
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26 Oct 2010   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Limewire, Kazaa, and Bearshare incurred malware and viruses account for probably 40% of the builds that return to me as "broken." I am NOT sorry at all to see it go.

Thanks for the good news
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26 Oct 2010   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

This is indeed good news

On the other hand...I'll earn less money cleaning Viruses from machines as Limewire was the biggest contributor. Hmmm, gonna have to think of something else now
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26 Oct 2010   #10
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I've never used Limewire so I don't feel anything regarding it got shut down.

But I'd feel something should Torrent sites meet the same fate. xD
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